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House of Furies av Madeleine Roux
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House of Furies (utgåvan 2018)

av Madeleine Roux (Författare), Iris Compiet (Illustratör)

Serier: House of Furies (1)

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An all-new creepy fantasy series from the New York Times bestselling author of Asylum. Featuring stunning interior illustrations from artist Iris Compiet, plus photo-collages that bring the story to chilling life, House of Furies invites readers to a world where the line between monsters and men is ghostly thin. After escaping a harsh school where punishment was the lesson of the day, seventeen-year-old Louisa Ditton is thrilled to find employment as a maid at a boarding house. But soon after her arrival at Coldthistle House, Louisa begins to realize that the house's mysterious owner, Mr. Morningside, is providing much more than lodging for his guests. Far from a place of rest, the house is a place of judgment, and Mr. Morningside and his unusual staff are meant to execute their own justice on those who are past being saved. Louisa begins to fear for a young man named Lee who is not like the other guests. He is charismatic and kind, and Louisa knows that it may be up to her to save him from an untimely judgment. But in this house of distortions and lies, how can Louisa be sure who to trust?… (mer)
Medlem:Steampunkkitties
Titel:House of Furies
Författare:Madeleine Roux (Författare)
Andra författare:Iris Compiet (Illustratör)
Info:HarperTeen (2018), Edition: Reprint, 432 pages
Samlingar:Ditt bibliotek
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House of Furies av Madeleine Roux

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First published at Booking in Heels.

I loved this premise. A down-on-her-luck orphan finds herself working at a boarding house where all the servants have supernatural gifts, which they use to bring justice (in the form of an untimely end) to their disreputable clientele. I am so here for this, and I really wish I’d picked up House of Furies sooner.

The plot delivers everything it promised. I loved the whole concept of Coldthistle House luring in unsuspecting evil-doers, and how every staff member worked together to achieve their aims. The over-arching plot is Louisa’s discovery of this, and her protestations that surely, surely the nice young boy visiting with his Uncle is innocent?

The book is interspersed with extracts from a sort of guide-book to occult creatures, and you quickly realise that all these passages are relevant to people within the house. I loved how the book doesn’t make this immediately obvious to the reader, but it works really well.

It’s dark, actually. It’s technically a horror novel and there is some gore, although it’s not horrific. There’s one scene where we view the aftermath of a violent murder (corpse included), but it’s not graphic and you don’t see it happen. For me, it was just the right level. It was spooky enough to enjoy reading, but the creepy vibes didn’t persist after I had closed the book. House of Furies didn’t lose me any sleep, essentially.

My name is Louisa Rose Ditton. I work and live at Coldthistle House, a house for boarders and wanderers. A house owned by the Devil.

The usual reaction, and my own once upon a time, is to give a gasp of outrage if you are one of the moral persuasion, a guffaw of skepticism if you’re of another. But I assure you—promise you—that it is so. The Devil owns this house and all of his who live and work within it. The walls are his, and the gardens. The food we eat for sustenance and the sweets we have for pleasure—everything belongs to him, and he gives it to us at his leisure.


The blurb sort-of implies that there’s going to be a romantic sub-plot, which I was dubious about. In my opinion, the last thing a YA horror story needs is a cloying romance. However, it’s done with such a light touch here that I felt it actually added to the story; it explains why Louisa felt so strongly about trying to prove Lee’s innocence.

My only criticism would be Louisa herself. She seems so immature that I kept forgetting she was meant to be 17 years old. She’s very sulky and is intent on leaving Coldthistle House, despite fitting in for the first time in her life, and having a warm fed, hot food, and a family that cares about her. It was never really explained why she was so desperate to leave, and it did frustrate me.

When I finished House of Furies, I was actually disappointed that I now had to leave this world. I loved the concept of Coldthistle House, and the characters, and I needed to know what happened next. The ending to this book was honestly perfect – it was quite dark, but with a sliver of hope, and I loved it. But still, I needed more! Imagine my delight to discover this is now a trilogy! I’ve ordered the next book already, of course.

Obviously I really enjoyed this book, and I would highly recommend it for anyone wanting a unique, creepy (but not too scary) Halloween read. ( )
  generalkala | Oct 23, 2020 |
Similar to Ransom Riggs Miss Peregrin's. First half is boring, second half too bloody for my liking. So many questions. Won't read second book, unfortunately. ( )
  Alevis | May 17, 2020 |
What started off as a strange beginning, took you immediately into a world where thievery and murder are everyday occurrences ( but not like what we see in our world today). Thai story grabs you by the shillings and whirls you around until your suddenly dropped in the house of Satan.
Though it’s mystery and the graphic demise of the evil doers is not so timid, the tone of this book is easily shareable with 6 graders. Boys and girls alike will enjoy reading this tale. I place it slightly more mature than the wonderful story called “Nightmares”. ( )
  MrNattania72 | Mar 17, 2020 |
It wasn't as engaging as I thought it would be, but it had a lot of potential and compelling qualities. ( )
  Headinherbooks_27 | Feb 26, 2020 |
Series Info/Source: This is the first book in the House of Furies trilogy. I borrowed this from the library.

Story (3/5): Louisa takes a job as a maid at the strange Coldthistle house. It’s rumored that those who have committed evil acts are drawn to Coldthistle house to meet their end. I really enjoyed the start of this story, it held a lot of promise. However, midway through the book just got really boring. It wasn't even creepy or scary...it was just flat out boring and nothing much happened. There ended up not being much of a story or plot at all.

Characters (3/5): While Louisa does have some spunk, I was never really all that engaged or into her as a character. Mr. Morningside had potential to be another intriguing character but aside from his initial mysterious presence he really lacked depth. I felt the same way about all the side characters. They are all intriguing characters with interesting little quirks but they are never filled out well.

Setting (3/5): This is set in a generic historical Victorian type of setting in rural England. The setting was fine but wasn’t really the focus of the book. I did enjoy the creepy Coldthistle house but wish it had been described in more depth and given more personality.

Writing/Drawing Style (4/5): The writing is beautifully done and I really loved how beautifully this book is put together; beautiful colors and nice thick pages. There are some creepy drawings throughout and I enjoyed the short asides about creepy demonic creatures. Sadly these small sections ended up being the highlight of the book for me because they were way more interesting than the main story.

Summary (3/5): Overall even though this is beautifully written and had some neat artistic aspects to the way the book was assembled, I won't be continuing the series. The story was just way too boring and didn't have much of a plot. I really wanted to love this but was left feeling pretty underwhelmed.
  krau0098 | Nov 27, 2019 |
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An all-new creepy fantasy series from the New York Times bestselling author of Asylum. Featuring stunning interior illustrations from artist Iris Compiet, plus photo-collages that bring the story to chilling life, House of Furies invites readers to a world where the line between monsters and men is ghostly thin. After escaping a harsh school where punishment was the lesson of the day, seventeen-year-old Louisa Ditton is thrilled to find employment as a maid at a boarding house. But soon after her arrival at Coldthistle House, Louisa begins to realize that the house's mysterious owner, Mr. Morningside, is providing much more than lodging for his guests. Far from a place of rest, the house is a place of judgment, and Mr. Morningside and his unusual staff are meant to execute their own justice on those who are past being saved. Louisa begins to fear for a young man named Lee who is not like the other guests. He is charismatic and kind, and Louisa knows that it may be up to her to save him from an untimely judgment. But in this house of distortions and lies, how can Louisa be sure who to trust?

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